Register an Aircraft in Canada the Right Way

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Have you been trying to register an aircraft in Canada but don’t know where to start? Does it seem like the more research you do on how to complete your registration, the more confusing it gets? If you feel that way, you aren’t alone. Here at National Aviation Registration, many of our founding members are aircraft owners. We saw how difficult the registration process could be. So, we created a site that would make it possible to register your aircraft, no matter what your circumstances might be, that much easier. 

Do I Need to Register an Aircraft in Canada? 

The shorter answer is: yes. Absolutely. You have to do this if you have an aircraft and wish to fly it in Canada. It’s just not worth it to incur the kinds of penalties you could suffer from not going through with this documentation. This may seem like a chore, but, if your aircraft was manufactured in Canada, it can be done quite easily. Simply click on “Register Aircraft” at our site and then follow through with the form. Now, there is quite a bit that you have to know about your aircraft as well as its intended use when you fill out the form. Should you have any questions, our staff will be more than happy to assist.  

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I Built My Own Aircraft, Do I Have to Register It? 

Yes. You have to register your aircraft if you are an amateur builder who constructed your own, new aircraft before you can fly it. That said, as with all of these forms, you want to be as honest as possible when you complete them. So, in this instance, you would mark how you constructed the aircraft, and so forth. 

Is Registration Necessary for Imported Aircraft? 

You do have to register these aircraft as well. When you register imported aircraft, there are other factors that you have to include in the form. For example, you have to enter the country it was manufactured in as well as when that occurred. Additionally, you want to make certain that it is no longer on any other country’s aircraft register. Beyond that, you will also want to be sure that your vessel meets any and all necessary airworthiness requirements for Canadian importation, too. 

After I Registered My Aircraft, Do I Need Any Other Documentation? 

You most likely will. At National Aviation Registration, we did our best to lay out all of the forms that a Canadian aircraft owner will most likely need throughout the course of their ownership. So, we have the registration forms at the top of the page. After owning a vessel for some time, some owners could leave, you could potentially sell it, bring new owners on, or you could even move to another address. We have the forms to make sure that your aircraft’s information is updated with all of that as well. Should you have any questions about any of these forms, you can reach our staff and contact us at (800) 998-3527